Cucumber Salad

Cucumbers The first cucumbers that I harvest are always reserved for salad and I picked my first ones this week. While I certainly chop them up for green salads, my favorite is a truly green salad that I serve over mixed baby lettuce. I have been making it for years and am not even sure…

English Pea Salad

English Pea Salad Although it feels like summer, it is still spring and my garden is yielding the rewards of early planting. Green onions, leaf lettuce, herbs and English peas have given the inside of my refrigerator every shade of green. So I decided to combine all of them into a cold salad to help…

Brussels Sprouts Slaw

We tend to think of grated big green heads of cabbage when slaw is mentioned. But one of the smallest members of that same family yields an equally delicious end product.  Think Brussels sprouts … the perfect cabbage size for Barbie as we would have said in childhood. And thanks to the food processor, it…

Broccoli

Mom was right! Get Big on Broccoli! My garden is bursting with fresh broccoli and I am harvesting about every other day. This is not a complaint!  It is literally the posterchild for good, healthy eating and I love preparing it in the oven, on the grill and on the stovetop. Lately, I have had…

Marinated Cucumber & Tomato Salad

What do you prepare with a tomato and cucumber harvest?  A Marinated Cucumber and Tomato Salad, of course!  Everyone has had this, yet it remains as delicious today as it has been for years. It is quick to prepare, the refrigerator does all the work, and it is served cold. The perfect accompaniment to anything…